Beyond Politics

Lucie Tondreau First Appearance in Court, Granted $50,000 Bail

UPDATE - Haitian North Miami mayor Lucie Tondreau who was arrested for Mortgage Fraud this morning made her first court appearance Tuesday... During her brief court appearance, she was granted bond and could be released from jail on a $50,000 bail. Tondreau will have a court-ordered curfew from 11pm to 6 a.m. but will not wear an ankle monitor...

Haitian North Miami Mayor Lucie Tondreau in FBI Handcuffs

Lucie Tondreau, the Haitian-American mayor of North Miami surrendered to the FBI early Tuesday, 20 May 2014, after being charged with Mortgage fraud... Minutes later she is seen walking out of the FBI building in handcuffs... Not a good thing for the residents of North Miami to see...

TRUE or FALSE? When a troublemaker is arrested in a Haiti manifestation, he becomes a 'political prisoner'

Haitian Politics case study - What is a political prisonner? What is a legitimate arrest in times of political tensions? --- There is something I don't quite understand as far as 'Manifestation Politique' in Haiti is concerned... Everytime a troublemaker is arrested during a protest, opposition leaders cry "Prisionier Politique." This seems to contradict a statement made recently by a Haitian lawyer recently...

Haitian-American Mayor of North Miami gets a visit from the FBI with an Arrest Warrant

FLASH... Federal agents came knocking at the home of Haitian-American North Miami Mayor Lucie Tondreau Monday, May 19 2014, to charge her with mortgage fraud.... Say What??? Lucie Tondreau was not home at the time but the FBI had a warrant for her arrest...

President Michel Martelly launches second phase of Haiti National Reforestation Campaign

Haiti - Environment : President Michel Martelly officially launched the second phase of the 2013-2016 national reforestation campaign Tuesday 13 May 2014 in Grand-Bois Haiti ...

Plans for 14 May 2014 in front of Haiti National Palace, the Good, the Bad and the Ugly...

This Wednesday, May 14 2014, supporters of Haiti president Michel Martelly are invited in front of the grounds of the national palace to celebrate Martelly's three-year aniversary in office... At the same time, MOPOD, FOPARK and the opposition are planning to circle the palace 7 times screaming "Jericho, Miray la Kraze!!!" How will this story end?

Haiti - How do you rate the first 3 years President Martelly in Office?

This Wednesday, May 14, 2014, will mark 3 years since Haiti President Michel Martelly took office... During those 3 years, depending on who you ask, you will either hear that Martelly is doing a superb job or that he doing nothing... I would like to you hear your opinion... How do you rate the first 3 years President Martelly in office?

Haiti could loose $300 Million in Aid if there is no Elections this year

Read this... The United States government has just issued a warning to Haiti that it will lose the $300 million that the U.S. Congress had allocated for Haiti for the fiscal year 2014 if there is no elections at the end of the year...

Haiti President Martelly: The State (l'Etat) is Broke!

Men Nouvel pitit... L'etat Haitien est RAZEUR... Le Caisse de l'etat est VIDE... President Martelly says... The government is doing so much work in Haiti, now the State (l'Etat) is basically flat broke... According to Haiti Press Network, the state coffers (Caisse Leta) are empty for the moment...

ONLY ONE Rule in Haitian Politics: Si Mwen Pap Genyen, REBWASE kat la!

I have been listening to a lot of political debates in Haiti, especially since the El Rancho political accord and I am getting the impression that everyone who oppose President Martelly and his administration want ELECTIONS in Haiti BUT... Elections without MARTELLY... Therefore, for them, REBWASE kat la (reshuffling the deck) is the only way...